New Delhi, May 21: Following the exit poll results which have indicated a victory for the BJP-led NDA, sections of the Opposition camp have cried a conspiracy. According to RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav, attempts are being made to tamper with the electronic voting machines (EVMs) while creating a perception across the nation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is returning to power with a solid majority.
"Sangh (RSS)-backed institutes and agencies are playing psychological games with marginalised communities. Reject their predictions. We are winning," Tejashwi Yadav, said further asking the party workers to maintain a "strong vigil" outside the EVM strongrooms. Priyanka Gandhi Rejects Exit Poll Results, Says Predictions Aimed at Demoralising Congress Cadre
BSP candidate from Ghosi, Afzal Ansari, sat on dharna outside outside an EVM strongroom in the district, alleging that unescorted vehicles were dispatching fresh set of voting machines to the strongroom.
Party supremo Mayawati swung into action and dispatched a letter to workers across the state asking them to guard the strongroom as the BJP is a "master" in resorting to malpractices.
SP state chief Naresh Uttam Patel has also asked the party workers to deploy themselves in 8-hour shifts each outside the EVM strongrooms, in order to ensure round-the-clock vigil.
Here's What Tejashwi Yadav Tweeted:
Visuals and claims of sudden movement of EVMs observed across the north India! Why is it so? Who is transporting these EVMs & Why? What is purpose and objective of this exercise? In order to avoid any confusion & misconception, Election Commission must issue a statement ASAP.
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) May 20, 2019
Afzal Ansari Squares Off With Police Over EVM Safety:
WATCH MGB candidate from Gazipur confronting POLICE on EVM safety.
He alleges that a truck full of EVMs was spotted. He is now sitting on dharna outside the counting centre. His demand is that instead of CISF, BSF must protect EVMs.
Watch this space for more. pic.twitter.com/kpYLbyPc73
— SaahilMurli Menghani (@saahilmenghani) May 20, 2019
Unescorted EVM Movement in Chandauli:
Without any comment, an EVM video from Chandauli, UP.
— Ravi Nair (@t_d_h_nair) May 20, 2019
Voting Machines Found in Car in Punjab:
some facts and evidence of EVM and filthy Game of BJP.#EVM machines found in a car with no security in Punjab.
— Shalu (@Shalupcrf) May 20, 2019
RJD Workers Intercept Vehicle With EVMs in Bihar's Maharajganj Constituency:
Breaking: While @ECISVEEP has been asleep, A vehicle has been caught red handed near the strong room in Maharajganj Constituency Bihar filled with EVM's along with the BDO, which was caught by alert RJD karyakartas. #RIPECI #ModiElectionCommission pic.twitter.com/1HKfwLCcok
— Punjaban 💫 (@epichoas) May 20, 2019
Priyanka Gandhi Issues Appeal to Congress Cadres:
प्यारे दोस्तों, 60 दिनों से ‘एक व्यक्ति-एक वोट’ यानी सबकी राजनीतिक बराबरी का जोशीला चुनाव प्रचार अभियान आपके प्यार से सम्भव हुआ।
BJP की तमाम कोशिशों के बावजूद हमने चुनाव को रोजगार, खेती और कमाई के मुद्दों से भटकने नहीं दिया। 23 तारीख को न्याय और जनता की आवाज़ की जीत निश्चित है।
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) May 17, 2019
"My dear Congress workers, sisters and brothers...Don't let rumours and exit polls discourage you. This is being done just to break your determination. It is very important that you remain alert amid all this. Please continue to keep vigil outside strongrooms and counting centres. We are confident that our combined efforts will bear fruit," she said.
Similar statements have been issued Congress veterans Kamal Nath and Shashi Tharoor, claiming that all exit polls could be proved wrong as witnessed in the recently held Australia general elections 2019.
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